1889, being promoted lieut. May, 1892, capt. and
brevet-major in June, 1S99, transferred to the Irish
Guards, May, 1900, became major in the following Oct.,
and brevet-lieut.-col. a month later. He served with the
Unyoro Expedition in 1895, being mentioned in despatches
and receiving the medal. He took part in the Nandi
Expedition, 1895-96, being again mentioned in des-
patches and receiving the D.S.O. He served in the Niger-
Soudan Campaign under Major Arnold in 1897, including
the expeditions to Egbon, Bida, and Ilorin, was men-
tioned in despatches, and received the brevet of major
and the medal with clasp. Lieut.-Col. Vandeleur served
in the Soudan Campaign under Lord (then Sir Herbert)
Kitchener in 1898, and was present at the battles of the
Atbara and Khartoum, being slightly wounded, was men-
tioned in despatches, and received the British medal and
Khedive's medal with two clasps and the Fourth Class of
the Order of the Medjidie. He was on special service in
South Africa from Dec, 1899, to Jan., 1900, and was
employed with transport from Jan. 20th, 1900, and was
D.A.A.G. Lieut.-Col. Vandeleur is buried in Pretoria.
He was mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901,
and promoted brevet-lieut.-col.
Yaughanâ Lieut. Esmse Allen Peers Vaughan, 2nd
Batt. Royal Lancaster Regt., died at the Base Hospital,
Pietermaritzburg, March 7th, 1900, of wounds received
on Feb. 27th in the operations on the Tugela. He was
the youngest son of Charles Peers Vaughan, Esq., of
Buch Lawn, Pendleton, was born in Aug., 1877, and
educated at Harrow. He entered the Royal Lancaster
Regt. in Feb., 1898, and was promoted lieut. Nov., 1899.
Lieut. Vaughan accompanied his battalion to South
Africa in Nov., 1899, and served with the Natal Field
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Yeitch. â Major Quinten R. Veitch, Cape Volunteer
Medical Staff Corps (Cape Mounted Rifles), died of heart
disease at Cape Town on Feb. 2nd, 1902.
Yenning. â Lieut. Gordon Ralph Venning, D.S.O., 4th
Battery Royal Field Artillery, was killed in action
between Tweebosch and Palmietkuil March 7th, 1902.
He was the son of A. R. Venning, Esq., was born in
June, 1880, and educated at Bath College, where he is
well remembered for his notable athletic record. He
entered the Royal Artillery in Dec, 1898, and was
promoted lieut. Feb., 1901. He was one of the youngest
wearers of the decoration of the D.S.O. Lieut. Venning
accompanied his battery to South Africa in Nov., 1899,
and had served throughout the war. At Tweebosch he
and all his men were either killed or wounded round
their two guns. He was mentioned in despatches, L.G.,
Sept. 10th, 1901, and was awarded the D.S.O. He was
also mentioned in the despatch of Lieut. -Gen. Lord
Methuen from Klerksdorp, March 13th, 1902, who called
" attention to the gallant manner in which Lieut. Venning
stuck to his guns " at Tweebosch.
Yernon. â Capt. Ronald James Vernon, King's Royal
Rifle Corps, was killed in action at Game Tree in a sortie
from Mafeking on Dec. 26th, 1899. He was the son of
the Hon. Mr. and Mrs. Greville Vernon, and was born in
Jan., 1866. He entered the King's Royal Rifle Corps
from the Militia in Jan., 1889, was promoted lieut.
Feb., 1891, and capt. May, 1897. He served in the
Expedition to Manipur in 1891. Capt. Vernon was A.D.C.
to the General Officer Commanding at the Cape of
Good Hope from 1894-98, and at the time of his death
was on special service in South Africa. In this sortie
several gallant lives were lost in addition to Capt.
Vernon ; Capt. Sandford and Lieut. Paton being killed.
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 397
All three fell at the " very muzzles of the enemy's guns."
The attacking party consisted of eighty, and of these
twenty-four were killed and twenty-three wounded. The
death of these officers is mentioned in the despatch of
Major.-Gen. Baden-Powell of May 18th, 1900, from
Mafeking, where Capt. Vernon is stated to have been " a
most successful officer in command of a squadron," and
to have " displayed the greatest gallantry in action."
Major-Gen. Baden-Powell added, "Both officers and men
worked with splendid courage and spirit," L.G., Feb. Sth,
Yerschoyle. â Capt. Edward Greville Verschoyle, 2nd
Batt. Grenadier Guards, died of wounds received in
action at Thaba X"chu on May 5th, 1900. He was the
second son of the late Lieut. -Col. Verschoyle, Grenadier
Guards, of Killbery, co. Kildare, by his marriage with
Lucy Clarissa, third daughter of Ambrose Goddard, Esq.,
of the Lawn, Swindon. Capt. Verschoyle was born in
Nov., 1866, and educated at Wellington, where he was in
Kempthorne's House, 1S80-84. He entered the Grenadier
Guards from the Royal Military College in May, 1885,
being promoted capt. Oct., 1S97. He served in the
Nile Expedition of 1S98, and took part in the battle of
Khartoum, receiving the medal and the Egyptian medal
with clasp. Capt. Verschoyle accompanied his battalion
to South Africa in March, 1900, and served in the Cape
and Orange River Colonies up to the time of his death.
Yertue. â Capt. Naunton Henry Vertue, p.s.c, East
Kent Regt., was killed in action at Spion Kop, in the
operations on the Upper Tugela, on Jan. 24th, 1900.
He was born in Jan., 1S63, educated at Clifton and
entered the East Kent Regt. Feb., 18S4, being promoted
lieut. May, 1S90, and capt. March, 1893. He was
adjutant of his battalion from May, 1S90, to May,
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1894, and served as A.D.C. to the Brigadier-Gen.
commanding in Ceylon from March, 1897, to Jan.,
1899. At the time of his death, Capt. Vertue held the
appointment of Brigade-Major to the nth Infantry-
Brigade in South Africa, commanded by Major-Gen.
Woodgate. Capt. Vertue was mentioned in despatches,
L.G., Feb. 8th, 1901.
Yon Schade. â Lieut. F. C. Von Schade, Commander-
in-Chief's Bodyguard, died of wounds received in action
in South Africa, Jan., 1901.
Waddell-Dudley.â Lieut. Bertram Barre Waddell-
Dudley, 2nd Batt. North Staffordshire Regt., died of
enteric at Bloemfontein on June 20th, 1900. He was
the son of the Rev. W. D. Waddell-Dudley, of St.
Stephen's Vicarage, St. Albans, was born in June, 1874,
and educated at Haileybury. He entered the North
Staffordshire Regt. from the Militia in June, 1S96, being
promoted lieut. Jan. 1899. Lieut. Waddell-Dudley
accompanied his battalion to South Africa in Jan., 1900,
and served in the Seventh Division under Lieut. -Gen.
Tucker, taking part in the advance on Bloemfontein.
Wade. â Lieut. Alexander Price Conolly Herschel
Wade, 2nd Batt. Royal Lancaster Regt., was killed in
action at Spion Kop in the operations on the Upper*
Tugela, Jan. 24th, 1900. He was the second son of Sir
Thomas Francis W T ade, G.C.M.G., K.C.B., was born in
August, 1870, and educated at Winchester. He entered
the East Yorkshire Regt. in Jan., 1892, and was promoted
lieut. Oct., 1895, anc * exchanged to the Royal Lancaster
Regt. as a lieut. in Feb., 1897. Lieut. Wade accompanied
his battalion to South Africa in Nov., 1899, an d served
with the Natal Field Force. At Spion Kop he ran out
leading some men to reinforce the firing line, and was
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 399
Wadling. â 2nd Lieut. John William Cottingham
Wadling, 2nd Batt. Royal Berkshire Regt., died of
enteric at Naauwpoort on March 5th, 1900. He was the
only son of Lieut.-Col. J. Cottingham Wadling, late of
the 5th Northumberland Fusiliers, was born in Sept.
1878, and educated at Rugby, where he was one of the
rifle team when the school won the Ashburton Shield.
He entered the 2nd Batt. Royal Berkshire Regt. from
the 3rd. Batt. in June, 1898. 2nd Lieut. Wadling was
with his battalion in South Africa on the outbreak of
the war, and served with it in the operations in the north
of Cape Colony.
Waldy.â Capt. Richard Wartyr Waldy, 2nd Batt.
Bedfordshire Regt., died on Feb. 22nd, 1900, of wounds
received in action at Paardeberg four days previously.
He was born in Dec, 1868, and educated at Sherbourne
from 1880-87. He entered the Bedfordshire Regt. from
the 3rd Batt. Devonshire Regt. in Dec, 1889, being pro-
moted lieut. March, 1892, and capt. July, 1899. He
served with the Isazai Expedition in 1892, also with the
Chitral Relief Force under Sir Robert Low in 1895, with
the 1st battalion of his regiment, and received the medal
with clasp. Capt. Waldy embarked with the 2nd
battalion of his regiment for South Africa in Dec. 1899,
and served with it until his death.
Walker. â Lieut. Charles Henry Walker, 3rd Batt.
South Lancashire Regt., died of acute bronchitis at De
Aar on Sept. 20th, 1901. He was appointed in Dec,
1900 as a lieut. in his battalion, which had been serving
in South Africa since Feb. of the same year.
Walker. â Lieut. Charles James Reginald Walker,
1st Batt. Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, was dangerously
wounded near Lietgat on Feb. 19th, 1902, and died the
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same day. He was born in Feb., 1873, educated at
Winchester, and entered the 1st Batt. Royal Inniskilling
Fusiliers from the 4th Batt. (Royal Tyrone Militia) in
April, 1900, being promoted lieut. July, 1901. He is
buried at Lichtenburg. A marble stone has been erected
over his grave by his comrades of the 1st battalion.
Walker.â Major Charles Pope Walker, M.B., Royal
Army Medical Corps, died in Ladysmith on Jan. 5th,
1900. He was born in July, i860, and was appointed to
the Royal Army Medical Corps July. 1886, being promoted
major July, 1898. Major Walker was serving in South
Africa at the commencement of the war, and took part in
the defence of Ladysmith up to the time of his death.
Walker. â Lieut. Claude Ernest Myln Walker, 1st Batt.
Somersetshire Light Infantry, was killed in action in
the engagement at Wagon Hill, Ladysmith, Jan. 6th,
1900. He was born in Dec, 1875, and entered the
Somersetshire Light Infantry from the 3rd Batt. York-
shire Light Infantry, Dec, 1897, being promoted lieut.
July, 1899. He served in the operations on the North-
West Frontier of India, 1897-98, with the Tirah Expedi-
tionary Force, for which he received the medal with clasp.
Lieut. Walker was mentioned in despatches by Lieut.-
Gen. Sir G. White, March 23rd, 1900, L.G. Feb. 8th, 1901.
Walker.â Capt. George Stanley Walker, M.B., Royal
Army Medical Corps, died of enteric in Ladysmith,
Feb. 23rd, 1900. He was born in May, 1865, joined the
Royal Army Medical Corps, 1892, and was promoted
capt. July, 1895. Capt. Walker was serving in India in
1899, but went to South Africa in Oct-, and was in Lady-
smith till his death. He was mentioned in despatches
by Lieut.-Gen. Sir G. White, March 23rd, 1900, L.G.
Feb. 8th, 1901.
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 401
Walker. â Major John Charles Arthington Walker, 2nd
Dragoon Guards (Queen's Bays), was killed in action in
the engagement near Leeuwkop, April 1st, 1902. He
was born in May, 1859, entered the 19th Hussars from
the 4th Batt. Duke of Wellington's West Riding Regt.
(6th West York Militia) July, 1882, was promoted capt.
Jan., 1886, and major in the 2nd Dragoon Guards, May,
1897. He was Recruiting Staff Officer, London District
from 1896-99. He served in the Soudan Expedition, 1884,
with the 19th Hussars, and was present at the engage-
ments at El Teb and Tamai, receiving the medal with
clasp and the Khedive's star. He also served in the Nile
Expedition, 1884-85, with the same regiment (clasp).
Major Walker embarked with The Queen's Bays for
South Africa, Nov., 1901. In the action in which he was
killed three squadrons of the Bays first attacked a farm
house at Holspruit, capturing Commandant Pretorius.
They afterwards attacked Albert's commando, which was
found encamped near and in very superior numbers. The
fighting was most determined, Major Walker and Capt.
Herron being killed.
Walker.â Lieut. J. Walker, Railway Pioneer Regt.,
died of tuberculosis at Johannesburg on Nov. 23rd, 1901.
Walker.â Lieut. T. G. Walker, late Rhodesia Field
Force, died of abscess and syncope at Wynberg during
Wallace. â Lieut. Augustus Robert Wallace, 1st Batt.
Loyal North Lancashire Regt., was accidently killed by
the explosion of a mine, at Zeerust, Jan. 13th, 1901.
He was born in Jan., 1872, and educated at Marlborough.
He entered the Loyal North Lancashire Regt. in Jan.,
1893, being promoted lieut. May, 1895. Lieut. Wallace
was with his battalion in South Africa when war was
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declared, and served throughout the campaign in 1899-
1900. His name is inscribed on a tablet placed in Marl-
borough College Chapel in memory of all Marlburians
who fell in the war.
Wallace. â 2nd Lieut. Aylmer Willoughby Wallace,
2nd Batt. King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry, was
invalided home suffering from a broken leg, the effects
of an accident in South Africa. He, however, developed
symptoms of enteric the day after he joined the S.S.
" Dunera," and died Oct. 9th, 1901, from this disease.
He was the son of Col. N. W. Wallace, J. P., late of the
King's Royal Rifle Corps, and now commanding the
4th County of London (King's Colonials) I.Y. 2nd
Lieut. Wallace was born in Feb., 1880, and educated at
Rugby. He first served in the Cape Mounted Rifles from
the commencement of the war, and on the recommenda-
tion of the Field-Marshal commanding-in-chief, South
Africa, he was granted a commission in the Yorkshire
Light Infantry in May, 1900. He was then appointed to
the M.I. of his battalion, and when invalided had taken
part in some 30 engagements, among them the defence
of Wepener during its siege by the Boers.
Wallis. â Captain Alexander Frederic Wallis, 1st Batt.
The Duke of Wellington's (West Riding) Regt., was
killed in action at Arundel, Feb. 24th, 1900. He was
born in Jan., 1867, and educated at Derby School. He
entered the West Riding Regiment in Feb., 1887, was
promoted lieut. July, 1889, and capt. March, 1896. He
had served in the operations in South Africa in 1896.
Capt. Wallace accompanied his battalion on active service
in Dec, 1899, and served with it in the North of Cape
Colony until killed.
Wallis. â 2nd Lieut. Clifton Edmund Percival Wallis,
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 403
2nd Batt. Royal Irish Fusiliers, was killed in action at
Jaskraal, O.R.C., Aug. 28th, 1901. He was born in
Oct., 1878, and entered the 5th Batt. Connaught Rangers
as a lieut. in Dec, 1899, from the 5th Batt. Royal Irish
Regt. In April, 1900, he was given a commission as 2nd
Lieut, in the Royal Irish Fusiliers, which he then joined
in South Africa, and served with it until killed.
Wallis. â Lieut. Henry Wallis, British South African
Mounted Police, died of fever at Gaberones, on April
21st, 1900, while serving under Col. Plumer. He was
the youngest son of Major H. B. Wallis, late of the Duke
of Wellington's West Riding Regt.
Walsh. â Lieut. Frederick Lawrence Walsh, South
African Light Horse, died of enteric at Kroonstad, on
Jan. 14th, 1902. He was 33 years of age, and had
formerly been in the 3rd Batt. The Buffs.
Walter.â Capt. Charles Walter, 1st Batt. The
Cameronians (Scottish Rifles), was killed in action at
Spion Kop, in the operations on the Upper Tugela,
Jan 24th, 1900. He was the son of Gen. J. M. Walter,
C.B., was born in Nov.. 1872, and educated at Wellington
(where he was in the Hopetoun), 1885 to 1890, whence
he passed direct into the Royal Military College. He
entered the Scottish Rifles in Oct., 1892, being promoted
lieut. Dec, 1894, capt. Feb., 1S99, and was serving with
his battalion in India. Capt. Walter volunteered for
active service, and was sent to Natal at the commence-
ment of the war, and served there until killed.
Walter. â Lieut. Crespele Walter, Tasmanian Bush-
men, was killed in action at Pietersburg, on April 8th,
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Walton. â Lieut. Louis Alban Walton, 4th Batt. Royal
Lancaster Regiment, died of enteric at Naauwpoort,
Cape Colony, May 19th, 1901. He was the sixth son
of Judge Walton, was born in June, 1880 ; educated at
Stonyhurst College, and entered his regiment in Jan.,
1900, being promoted lieut. Feb., 1901. His battalion
had been embodied in Dec, 1899, and proceeded to
South Africa in January, 1900, where Lieut. Walton
joined it, and served with it till his death.
Ward.â Lieut. H. H. Ward, 24th Co., 8th Batt. I.Y.,
was killed in action at Dehoop, north-east of Calvinia, on
Feb. 6th, 1902. He first served as a trooper, but was
afterwards granted a commission and was appointed to
the 8th Batt. I.Y., as a lieut. Oct. 12th, 1901, with the
rank of lieut. in the army.
Wardlaw. â Capt. Edgar Penrose Wardlaw, Duke of
Cornwall's Light Infantry, was killed in action on Feb.
18th, 1900, near Paardeberg. He was born in Nov.,
1866, and educated at Wellington, where he was in the
Anglesey, being then known as E. P. Mark, but afterwards
took up the old family name of Wardlaw. At Wellington
he was a Prefect and in the football XV. He entered
the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry from the 3rd Batt.
North Staffordshire Regt., in Nov., 1887, and was pro-
moted lieut. in April, 1890, and capt. April, 1897. He
had been adjutant of his battalion since May, 1897. Capt.
Wardlaw was mentioned in the despatch of F.-M. Earl
Roberts, from Paardeberg, Feb. 28th, 1900, L.G., Feb.
Waring. â Surg.-Lieut.-Col. Walter Waring, Militia
Medical Staff Corps, died of dysentery at the Princess
Christian Hospital, at Pine Town Bridge, South Africa,
Oct. 6th, 1900. He was appointed surg.-capt. in June,
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 405
1902, and surg.-lieut.-col. the following Aug. Surg.-
Lieut.-Col. Waring volunteered for active service, and
proceeded to South Africa in Feb., 1900, and served
during the war up to the time of his death.
Warren.â Lieut. Warren, Cape Mounted Rifles, was
killed in action at Dordrecht, on Jan. 2nd, 1900.
Warren.â Capt. W. J. Y. Warren, Volunteer Co.
King's Royal Rifle Corps, died of dysentery at M odder
Spruit, May, 8th, 1900. He had held the rank of
capt. in the 2nd City of London Volunteer Rifle Corps
from Oct., 1895, and had qualified in all military subjects,
having passed the School of Instruction, and examinations
in musketry, signalling, etc. On March 28th, 1900, he was
appointed to serve with the line battalion in South Africa
with the rank of capt. in the army, and at once proceeded
to South Africa and served there till his death. A tablet
of brass and alabaster to his memory and that of his
comrades who fell in the war, has been erected at the
headquarters of the 2nd City of London Rifles, Farringdon
Watney.â Lieut. Jack Southard Watney, nth Batt.
I.Y., was killed in action at Tweefontein, in De Wet's
attack on Christmas morning, 1901. He was the eldest
son of Mrs. Hattie Gilbey Watney, of 24, Clanricarde
Gardens, and of the late Ernest Watney, Esq. He was
born in March, 1882, and educated at St. Paul's School
and at Eton (Mr. Alcock's). He volunteered for active
service in South Africa, and first served in the ranks of
the I.Y. He was quickly promoted sergeant, and ap-
pointed to the nth Battalion in June, 1901, as machine
gun commander, with the rank of lieut. in the army.
In the action in which he fell he was in command of a
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maxim gun, and reported by Lord Kitchener to have been
killed "while heading a charge." He died with all the
men of his gun section around him either killed or
wounded. Lieut. Watney is buried at Tweefontein, and
his name is inscribed on an obelisk, which has been
erected there in memory of all those who fell in this
Watson. â Lieut. -Col. Arthur John Watson, p.s.c,
ist Batt. Suffolk Regt., was killed in action near Rens-
burg, Jan. 6th, 1900. He was born in June, 1853, and
entered the 12th Foot in Aug., 1873, being promoted
capt. April, 18S3, major Oct., 1886, and lieut.-coL
Sept., 1898. He was instructor of musketry to his
battalion from Feb., 1880, to Jan., 1883. He served with
the Bechuanaland Expedition under Sir Charles Warren,
1884-85, as brigade-major, and was mentioned in
despatches. He was employed with the Egyptian Army
from Feb., 1886, to the following Sept. He took part in
the Hazara Expedition in 1888 as brigade-major to the
First Column, under Brigadier-General Channer, was
mentioned in despatches and received the medal with
clasp. He also served with the Chitral Relief Force
under Sir Robert Low, in 1897, as road commandant on
the lines of communications, receiving the medal with
clasp. Lieut. -Col. Watson was D.A.A.G. in Bengal from
July, 1889, to Feb., 1896. He obtained command of the
ist Batt. Suffolk Regt. in Sept., 1898, and took the
battalion to South Africa in Nov., 1899. He fell in a
night attack on the enemy who held a kopje which
formed the key to their position round the town of
Colesberg. The Boers, who were apparently well in-
formed of our intended attack, opened fire and Lieut. -
Col. Watson was killed early in the fight. A monument
has been erected at Colesberg in memory of all those
who fell in this engagement.
OFFICERS WHO FELL IN SOUTH AFRICA. 407
Watson. â Capt. Harry Augustus Ferguson Watson,
3rd Batt. Lancashire Fusiliers, attached to the Scottish
Horse, died Oct. 2nd, 1901, of wounds received in
action two days previously at Moedwill (7 miles east of
Magota Xek). He was born in Feb., 1S76, educated at
Bedford Grammar School, and entered the Royal Dublin
Fusiliers in March, 1S96, being promoted lieut. March,
1S98, and capt. in the Lancashire Fusiliers June, 1901.
Capt. Watson had served throughout the War having
accompanied the 1st Batt. Royal Dublin Fusiliers to
South Africa in Oct., 1899. He had been employed with
M.I., and had been severely wounded. He was after-
wards appointed adjutant of the Scottish Horse, and
held this position at the time of his death. He was
mentioned in despatches, L.G., Feb. Sth, 1901.
Watson. â Capt. John Capron Watson, Royal Field
Artillery, was killed in action near Wilman's Rust,
Transvaal, June 12th, 1901. He was the eldest son
of the late Col. William Henry Watson, Royal Artillery,
of Minsted, Midhurst, Sussex, was born in Aug., 1S67,
and educated at Cheltenham. He entered the Royal
Artillery in July, 1SS6, and was promoted capt. July,
1897. Capt. Watson went to South Africa in Dec, 1S99,
in charge of a special ammunition column, but on
his old battery (the 9th), being ordered to the war in
Jan., 1900, he rejoined it, and served with it until his
death. His name is inscribed on the Eleanor Cross War
Memorial at Cheltenham College.
Watson. â Lieut. William Watson, District Mounted
Troops, was killed at Somerset East on Oct. 5th, 1901.
Wauchope. â Maj.-Gen. Andrew Gilbert Wauchope,
C.B., C.M.G., was killed in action at Magersfontein
Dec. nth, 1899. He was the only surviving son of
the late Andrew Wauchope, Esq., D.L., J. P., of Niddrie
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Marischal, Midlothian, and was born in July, 1846. He
joined the 42nd Foot in Nov., 1865, was promoted lieut.
June, 1867, capt, Sept., 1878, major March, 1884, brevet-
lieut.-col. May, 1884, lieut.-col. Aug., 1894, col. May,
1898, and maj.-gen. in Nov., 1898. He served in the
Ashantee War from the 30th Nov., 1873, and commanded
the Winnebah Company of Russell's Regiment as far as
the Adansi Hills. He was then appointed staff officer
to Sir J. M'Leod, commanding the advanced guard
of F.-M. Lord Wolseley's force, and was present at the
capture and destruction of Adubiassie, capture of Bor-
borassie, battle of Amoaful. capture and destruction of
Becquah, the advanced guard engagement of Jarbinbah
(wounded slightly), skirmishes and ambuscade affairs
between Adwabin and the river Ordah, the battle of
Ordahsu (severely wounded), and capture of Kumassi,
being mentioned in despatches and receiving the medal
with clasp. He served with the 1st Batt. Black Watch
in the Egyptian War of 1882, and was present at the
battle of Tel-el-Kebir, receiving the medal with clasp and
Khedive's star. He took part in the Soudan Expedition
under Sir Gerald Graham in 1884, as D.A.A. and Q.M.G.,
and was present in the engagement at El Teb (severely
wounded), being mentioned in despatches and receiving
the brevet of lieut.-col. and two clasps. He also served
in the Nile expedition, 1884-85, with the 1st Batt. of
the Black Watch, and was with the river column under
Maj.-Gen. Earle, and was present in the engagement at
Kirbekan, being very severely wounded (two clasps).
His next war experience was in the campaign in the
Soudan under Lord (then Sir Herbert) Kitchener in 1898,
when he was in command of the 1st Brigade British